Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Dynamic Link to work with Premiere Pro clips in After Effects, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
We've learned a lot about all the different types of effects you can do in Premiere Pro in this chapter. But the honest truth is that for most heavy duty effects work, you're going to use adobe after effects quite a bit in your work flow. Now, this isn't an adobe after effects course, so we won't be going too deeply into this. But I did want to show you how to set up the very powerful dynamic link to link your Adobe Premiere Pro project and clips to an Adobe After Effects composition. If you take a look at my sequence here, I have a few clips that I'd like to bring into After Effects.
And right here, it's these three archival shots. I'm just going to select them, by a lassoing. And then I'm going to right-click, and choose "replace with After Effects composition". So I'll name this composition, I'll just call it Creative Letterpress as well. And I'll store it on my media drive, and I actually have a folder for this type of thing, Course created assets, so anything that you create in this course and you want to store it, I'll put in these and I'll say Save. And here we go. Our three archival shots.
And we can add anything that we want to them. So I'm just going to add a very obvious preset here. Let's see what after effects has in terms of sepia tone. And I'll just drag that on these 3 clips. Notice there's a ton of parameters that I can change. I'm not going to worry about that for now because what I want to show you is how dynamic link works. So, I haven't saved. I haven't rendered anything. But I'm just going to go back to my Premier Pro project. And you can see that everything's been updated. So this is a live shared link. That is why dynamic link is so cool and this is really going to work to your advantage because After Effects is so powerful and it's such a smooth and elegant transition between the two applications.
Now I want to show you a couple more things you can do with dynamic link. Just so you know, this relationship isn't completely two way right now. Like it I make changes to this sequence in Premiere Pro, it won't necessarily update in After Effects. But there is actually a way to make this happen. So let me set this up for you. I going to go back to After Effects. I'm going to just come back to my project pane here and this time I'm going to import a Premier Pro element. So, I'm just going to right click, choose import and file. And I'm going to go into Letterpress projects. And this is my creative Letterpress master project. Notice here it says format dynamic link. I'll say open. And I'm just going to burrow in to the actual element that I want to bring in. For our purposes I'm going to just go into assets final material sequence and then I'm going to bring in my final sequence here the Letterpress promo final and I will say okay and here it is. So what I've done here essentially is turn my sequence and Premier Pro into footage in After Effects. So I'm just going to create a composition out of this. Right click, new conference selection and here it is. I'm just going to scroll through this. So I have my shot here. I'm going to go back to Premier Pro because I'm going change something about this shot and again this going to be dynamically linked. So I'm not going to save, I'm not going to render, I'm just going to change something about the shot and then you will see what happens. All right. So I'm going to go back to Premier Pro. I know that that is in my assets, final materials, and then here's my Leterpress promo final, inside of sequence. I am right here on that shot, and I'll just select it, and go over to effects. And I'm going to change the color of that green ink. So I'm just going to type in color, change color, and I'll go ahead and drag and drop that on. And open up effect controls, make sure that's selected and let's go ahead and sample our green color here, and make it a little bit yellower, like so. So, it doesn't look great, but we've have changed it. Now again, I am not going to save. I am going to not render. I am just going to go back to After Effects, and here we go. We have a yellow ink. So, in that way, I have setup the dynamic link by bringing in a Premiere Pro sequence, treating it as footage, making a composition out of it, and then any changes that I make back in Premiere are reflected here in After Effects. The change is live. So there's so much you can do with this dynamically linked environment. It's a very powerful way to work and allows you to work with shared footage between the applications without needing to export and import or render or recreate the wheel anytime you make a change in either of the applications.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
Q: How do I open the exercise files in Premiere Pro? I can't open any of the files in the Hot Glass or Creative Letterpress folders.
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html